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Fiscal policy must take center stage for a broad stimulus

The third wave of the pandemic may slowly recede, with covid infections declining, but the impact of the pandemic on the economy may last longer than expected. Much will depend on the government’s response to pandemic-induced disruptions. It is clear from a number of nationally representative surveys that the Indian economy is not only suffering […]

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Mississippi’s capital struggles with an aging water system | national news

JACKSON, Mississippi (AP) — The unreliable water system in Mississippi’s capital city causes problems several times a year at Styles of Essence barbershop, where water service can suddenly be cut off as workers repair pipes broken nearby. Owner and stylist Belinda Smith keeps more than a dozen water jugs at the small South Jackson boutique, […]

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee targets trans people in sweeping new policy

A person holds a “Trans” banner in this photo illustration. (CNS/Reuters/Sergio Perez) The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has released a sweeping new policy for people who do not identify with their biological sex, stating that parishes, schools and other Catholic organizations in Wisconsin’s largest city must require people to use bathrooms associated with their birth sex. […]

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People put party above politics in coping with pandemic, study finds – YubaNet

January 25, 2022 — If a politician you don’t like supports a COVID policy, chances are you’ll oppose it. But if a politician you like backs the same plan, chances are you will too. All is not lost, however. Policies proposed by nonpartisan experts tend to be supported by the public despite political affiliation. These […]

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Coles updates vaccination policy to help all team members stay safe

Coles has updated its COVID vaccination policy to help keep team members and customers safe, as the number of positive cases remains high across Australia. Coles worked with team members nationwide to help them access vaccination as soon as they became eligible, and vaccination uptake was highest in states where it is already become a […]

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Food security survey reveals gap in federal response and need for better policy

A cross-organizational survey of Indigenous communities found that nearly half of respondents experienced food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Native American Agriculture Fund, the Food Research and Action Center and the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas came together last week to release a wide-ranging report on the food issues […]

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We need humane drug policy based on public health and harm reduction

Photo: Bret Kavanaugh/Unsplash Drug addiction is a complex and prevalent health problem in India and across the world. But despite the growing crackdown on drug cartels in India by law enforcement, drug use and reported cases under the NDPS Act 1985 are on the rise. The National Crime Records Bureau reported nearly 60,000 cases under […]

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The impact of maritime piracy on trade and transport

Maritime piracy has long haunted both global shipping and people living near coasts (e.g. Accetture et al. 2020). However, in times of pandemic-induced port closures, the blocking of the Suez Canal by the Ever Given, and conflicts between rival governments in the Strait of Hormuz and Southeast Asia (Cosar and Thomas 2021) , it does […]